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The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA 1994
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Dartmouth College, BS 1989

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John Tantum

John was Founder and President of Virgin Mobile USA. He developed the initial Virgin business plan and marketing strategy, built the top management team, created its key partnerships with networks and retailers, and helped to raise the funding to take the business through profitability. Virgin Mobile USA listed on the NYSE in 2007 and was acquired by Sprint Nextel in 2009. Since Virgin, John has created and led several other mobile businesses. He co-founded and was chairman of mobile email company Peek. He established and led the US affiliate of Digicel Group, the largest mobile operator in the Caribbean. He also led a portion of the mobile information business of Telephia, which was acquired in 2007 by Nielsen. Between 1994 and 2000, John was with the management-consulting firm McKinsey & Company. John graduated from Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

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